**FEATURE** :: Neno Rocwell – “Ain’t Got Enough” [KingpinTV.net]

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Introducing… The hot new bumpin’ single “Ain’t Got Enough” by Toronto’s own NENO ROCWELL, who’s back with another banger!

AIN'T GOT ENOUGH

Set to drop his new project, “Say Hello“, he sets out to break the barrier of the mainstream without abandoning his underground roots. The first single, “Ain’t Got Enough” is currently available for download NOW!!! “It caters to both lyrical listeners and those who just want to enjoy good music” Neno explains. “It’s a single that is built to cater to everyone.” Produced by the Artistic Evelution, “Ain’t Got Enough” is not just a surefire party single but a flawless intro to the new project.

Check out NENO ROCWELL on social networks:

TWITTER: @NenoRocwell
FACEBOOK: Neno Roc
INSTAGRAM: @NenoRocwell
YOUTUBE: Neno Rocwell
SOUNDCLOUD: Neno Rocwell

DOWNLOAD THE SINGLE HERE: FREE DOWNLOAD

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VIDEO: The Lox – “Faded” ft. Tyler Woods [KingpinTV.net]


 
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HIP HOP CLASSIC VIDEO: Down South – “Southern Comfort” (1994) [KingpinTV.net]

Southern style long before the crunk era

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VIDEO: Future Ft. Pharrell Williams & Pusha T “Move That Dope [KingpinTV.net]

New Future featuring Pharell & Pusha T…….that hat tho

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NEWS: Lil’ Boosie Finally Released From Prison! [KingpinTV.net]

Louisiana’s own Lil Boosie is finally a free man.

Boosie, born Torrence Hatch, was released from Louisiana’s Angola State Penitentiary on Wednesday night after serving four years of an eight-year prison sentence for a drug conviction and probation violation.

Boosie has been incarcerated since June 2010, when he was brought up on first-degree murder charges stemming from the October 2009 shooting death of rap artist Terry Boyd. Boosie was accused of paying then 19-year old Michael “Marlo Mike” Louding to kill the 35-year old man, but was found not guilty in May of 2011 after a week of testimony and jury deliberation.

In November of 2011, months after being found not guilty in the murder trial, Boosie pleaded guilty to three counts of conspiring to smuggle drugs, which resulted in his eight-year sentence.
After his release, Boosie was transferred to a sheriff’s department facility in St. Francisville, where he was welcomed by his family members.
His record label, Atlantic Records, has organized a press conference for the rapper on March 10 at 1 p.m. at the W Hotel in New Orleans.

“He will absolutely be there,” an Atlantic Records representative said. “He’ll be speaking to the press for the first time, after his release.”

Boosie is expected to remain on parole until 2018.


 
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NEWS: DJ Shot At Rick Ross’ Album Release Party! [KingpinTV.net]

Police shot a DJ in the leg during an album release party hosted by Rick Ross and Diddy late Sunday (March 2), reports the Atlanta  Journal Constitution. 

Two off-duty, uniformed officers were returning fire outside the Velvet Room when they hit the shooter, who was later identified as the club DJ. The incident occurred around 4 a.m., when one of the two cops heard gunshots come from the back of the venue. 

According to Dekalb County Public Safety Director Cedric Alexander, the suspect, whose name has not been released, turned towards the police and “started firing shots.” The officers fired off rounds of their own, hitting the suspect in the leg. The DJ’s motive has not been identified. “For whatever unknown reasons, it appears that this DJ, who was involved in the shooting with some others, turned and shot at the officers, and that’s when they returned fire,” said Alexander. 

The wounded DJ made his way back inside the club and was arrested before he was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Rozay and Diddy were on hand to celebrate the debut of Mastermind, the Miami rapper’s sixth studio album, which is executive produced by the Bad Boy mogul. Neither were involved in the violence, Alexander said. The two shooting officers have been placed on a standard administrative leave while the incident is being investigated. “They took all the necessary actions to protect themselves and each other,” added Alexander. 

The shooting was the second outbreak of violence to follow a Diddy appearance this weekend. Before he stopped off in ATL, the 44-year-old was in North Carolina to celebrate the annual Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) basketball tournament. Two men were shot in the leg at a party he hosted inside the Sheraton Hotel Saturday (March 1). One suspect was arrested in the incident. 


 
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NEWS: 50 Cent And Steve Stoute Beef At A Knicks Game! [KingpinTV.net]

50 cent had a bone to pick with Steve Stoute, and lets just say he did that at the Knicks game this past weekend. Stoute is on a promo run for his documentary ‘Tanning of America’ which revolves around music, influence, hip hop history in more.

The beef started when Stoute came up to Angie’s show and ran down a list of who he considered to be the “most influential” artist of our time. When it came to 50 he said, “[50 Cent] hasn’t had a hit in a really long time. He has not made anything musically that has changed anything in a very really long time. I feel like he’s always gearing up for something that never happens.” Yikes!

50 clearly didn’t appreciate the negative commentary, so when he saw Stoute courtside at the Knicks game this past weekend he had words for Stoute. If you saw the pictures of the two at the game, then you know it looked serious. We wonder if they came to a resolution. We’re sure we will hear more about it sooner than later.

Check out the video below:

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NEWS: VH1′s ‘Single Ladies’ Cancelled, To End Run After Three Seasons! [KingpinTV.net]

Single Ladies helped usher drama series programming on VH1. Now the show, from Queen Latifah‘s Flavor Unit, is set to end its run after three seasons. Single Ladies‘ third season is currently airing, with the upcoming March 24 season finale serving as series finale. “We’ve been proud to deliver three seasons of the drama, romance and style that engaged viewers in each episode of Single Ladies,” VH1 said in a statement to Deadline. “Although we’ve decided not to move forward with another season, we hope to work again with the talented cast, creatives and producers as well as our partners at Flavor Unit Entertainment in the near future. We also thank the show’s fans for their support since the premiere in 2011.”

Comedic drama series Single Ladies started off as a movie before becoming VH1′s first hourlong scripted series. Its success opened the door to Hit The Floor, which became a breakout hit in its launch last summer, and drama Hindsight, which was just picked up to series. There were bumps on the road. Shortly after VH1 renewed Single Ladies for a third season in August 2012, creator/executive producer Stacy A. Littlejohn exited the project. Season 3 didn’t launch until this January, a year and a half after it was ordered. Still, Single Ladies is leaving on a high note. Its third season opener drew 2.6 million viewers. For the premiere airing and its same night encore combined, Single Ladies grew each seasons:, posting 2.9 for the season premiere, 3.2 million for the Season 2 opener and 3.5 million for Season 3. Also cancelled is VH1′s sketch comedy series Stevie TV starring Stevie Ryan. It ran for two seasons, ending its run in July 2013.

UPDATE – Show Moves To Centric:

It was a very short stay in primetime graveyard for the Queen Latifah-produced Single Ladies. A month after the hourlong scripted series was cancelled by VH1 after three seasons, it has been picked up by BET Networks’ Centric. The 24-hour music and entertainment network, which targets African-American women, has inked a production deal with Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere’s Flavor Unit Entertainment, which produces Let’s Stay Together for BET. Under the pact, Centric has ordered a fourth season of Single Ladies. The hourlong romantic comedy series, set in the world of Atlanta fashion, music, and celebrity, is still airing its third season on VH1, with the upcoming May 24 season finale no longer serving as a series ender.
The cancellation by VH1 is not the first time Single Ladies hit a bump in the road. Shortly after it was renewed for a third season in August 2012, creator/executive producer Stacy A. Littlejohn exited the project. Season 3 didn’t launch until this January, a year and a half after it was ordered. But it still is going strong, with the third-season opener drawing 2.6 million viewers. It has grown in each of its seasons, posting 2.9 for the series premiere night airings, 3.2 million for the Season 2 opening night and 3.5 million for Season 3. Also as part of the deal with Flavor Unit, the syndicated Queen Latifah Show, which Flavor Unit co-produces with Overbrook Entertainment and Sony Pictures TV, will air in primetime on Centric.


 
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CANCON VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Melanie Durrant – “Gone” [KingpinTV.net]

Toronto’s beautiful and talented Melanie Durrant releases the “vintage” visuals for her newest single “Gone”. This debuted a couple months ago, but has moved up in CANCON popularity due to heavier rotation.

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NEWS: Da Brat Ordered To Pay $6.4 Million To 2007 Bottle Assault Victim! [KingpinTV.net]

“Or we can go upside their head with a bottle of bub…”

50 Cent rapped those lyrics in his #1 song “In Da Club” back in 2003, and four years later, rapper Da Brat found herself on lock down after she literally took a bottle to an Atlanta Falcons cheerleader’s head during a Halloween Party in Atlanta. Afterward, she served three years behind bars, and six months on house arrest, but that was just the half of her punishment.

While Brat was serving her jail sentence, the victim –Shayla Stevens — filed a civil suit against Da Brat which went to trial this week and she was awarded a total of 6.4 million bucks!!

Here’s the breakdown:

The jury awarded Shayla $3.7 million to cover both past and future loss earnings and medical costs. They found Da Brat responsible for Shayla’s permanent facial scarring, neurological impairment, and severe mental pain. Da Brat must also pay Shayla $2.7 million as punishment for attacking her that night in the first place. Ouch!

While on the stand, Brat admitted her wrongdoing and said that she was under the influence of alcohol at the time.

Back in 2011, fresh out of her jail stint, she also dished to us in an exclusive interview that she believes the incident happened to teach her a lesson:

I think I was supposed to sit down. I believe everything happens for a reason. [I’m] not saying the incident was okay, but I believe this was God’s way of trying to get my attention. My temper was terrible. So if it wasn’t this, it would’ve been something else.

A very expensive lesson indeed.

We don’t know what Brat’s finances are like, but it’s safe to assume she’s probably going to be going on tour soon.


 
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CANCON VIDEO: JD Era – “Rice In China Town” [KingpinTV.net]

Toronto’s own JD Era drops his newest video for he single, “Rice In China Town”.

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NEWS: Judge Orders Chris Brown Back To Rehab For 2 More Months! [KingpinTV.net]

Hypothetically speaking: If someone allegedly committed a crime that would violate their probation and the verdict is pending , would you not wait until that judgement before you decide if they violated their probation? A Los Angeles judge apparently will as Chris Brown was ordered back to rehab for an additional two months this past Friday (February 28th).

Brown attended a hearing yesterday concerning if he violated his parole for his alleged assault of a man in Washington, D.C. this past October. The judge ordered Brown back to rehab until the verdict of that case was rendered.

Chris Brown has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, severe insomnia and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder … and that’s why he has had such anger issues … this according to new court docs. Chris was in court today for a progress hearing in the Rihanna beating case. Documents were filed by the facility where Chris just completed 90 days of anger management therapy. In fact, Chris stayed longer, just completing 95 days. In the legal docs, an official from the rehab facility wrote that … in addition to his diagnosis … Chris was self-medicating inappropriately.

The judgement was given even with Brown receiving positive assessment from the staff at the rehabilitation facility. The director of the rehab program sent a letter to the court praising Brown for his improved behavior:

Mr. Brown is able to use behavioral strategies to manage acting out on impulses. Mr. Brown is teaming relaxation exercises that will reduce consequent impulsive behaviors.

Brown entered the rehab program voluntarily on October 28th, 2013. In less than a week, was kicked out for “throwing a rock through his mother’s car window” according to probation report.

Brown’s trial date for his Washington, D.C. assault case is set for April 17. Los Angeles County Judge James Brandlin will decide on if Brown’s alleged assault violated his probation and will lead to jail time on April 23.

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VIDEO: Diddy Ft. Rick Ross & French Montana – “Big Homie” [KingpinTV.net]

Diddy taking it back to the streets.

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R&B CLASSIC VIDEO: R. Kelly ft. T.I. & T-Pain – “I’m A Flirt (Remix)”,2007 [KingpinTV.net]

Photo from wikipedia

My theme song…..

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VIDEO: Rick Ross – “Nobody” ft. French Montana & Diddy [KingpinTV.net]


 
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NEWS: Pharrell Explains Lack Of Black Women On Album Cover! [KingpinTV.net]

The reason there will never be anything truly perfect is because there will always be someone to find a flaw in the most beautiful art. Today (February 27th), Pharrell addressed the recent criticism over his upcoming album G I R L not having any Black women on the cover.

During his interview on The Breakfast Club, Pharrell says he he was disappointed in the backlash due to the fact that his mother, a Black woman runs a part of his business and his wife, Helen Lasichanh, is also Black. While using the chorus to the song “Mona Lisa” from his new album, Pharrell explained why it is ridiculous to interpret his album cover as racist:

The one thing I was trying to help change is this crazy statuesque standard of you have to white, fair and thin to be beautiful. You know my next single goes ‘Not even Marilyn Monroe, Cleoprtra, see. Not even Joan of Arc, that don’t mean nothing to me. I just want a different girl. ‘

“Mona Lisa” is set to be Pharrell’s next single, according to the singer. Pharrell also revealed that he 12 Years A Slave dark skinned actress Lupita Nyong’o that “her skin was flawless” at an Oscar’s luncheon.

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#QuestionOfTheDay ::: When Married, Individual or Joint Bank Account??? [KingpinTV.net]

#QuestionOfTheDay ::: Individual or Joint Bank Account??? You can’t choose both! Explain why…


 
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NEWS: Robin Thicke & Paula Patton Confirm Split! [KingpinTV.net]

Soul singer Robin Thicke and his actress wife Paula Patton have separated after nine years of marriage.

The Blurred Lines hitmaker began dating Patton when he was 14 and the high school sweethearts welcomed their first child, son Julian, in April, 2010.

However, despite cuddling up for the cameras at the Grammy Awards just last month, the couple has decided to call it quits.

A statement issued to People.com reads: “We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time.”

Thicke and Patton wed in 2005.
The couple’s relationship has come under scrutiny in recent months after Thicke was photographed with socialite Lana Scolaro at a post-MTV Video Music Awards party in New York last September.

In the shot, Thicke appeared to be cupping the blonde’s backside and she subsequently went public with claims that he didn’t stop there, telling Life & Style magazine the singer hit on her, while Patton watched.

At the time, Patton’s representative dismissed Scolaro as “just a girl looking for attention” and insisted the actress and her husband “aren’t concerned” about the cheating rumours.


 
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REPORT: Women, 10 Reasons Why Your Man Won’t Call You Back! [KingpinTV.net]

Ever wonder why your man does not answer the phone and won’t call you back??? No, he’s NOT necessarily cheating! In fact, more often there’s several other main reasons why, that actually have NOTHING to do with another woman. These 10 reasons are taken from a male perspective only. Ladies, take note! A lot of times, it’s nothing personal.

10) We smashed you off too quickly, the mystique is gone: If we meet you on Friday, and hit dat on Monday…then you’re classified as a jump-off, and jump-offs require the bare minimum of conversations. As a matter of fact, we probably have you saved in our cell phones as “Jump-off from Friday.”

9) We Just Left You – If you and I just went out on a date, I’m not going to sit on the phone with you unless you’re telling me to come back over so I can blow your back out. Otherwise, get acquainted with my voicemail.

8) We are talking to someone more interesting – And by more interesting, I mean “New P****.” New p**** takes precedence over all old p**** phone calls, texts, and faxes. Play your position, toots.

7) We are watching Porn – Or football, Basketball, or catching up on ESPN. If you are lucky, I’ll call you back after Sportscenter, or after Roxy Reynolds swallows.

6) We are NOT your HOMEGIRLS – We don’t want to listen to you recap what happened on your dance shows, your VH1 reality shows, or your real housewives shows. 5 minutes into the conversation we know how the next 2 hours will go if we allow it, so we hit you with “Ima call you RIGHT back…” But we won’t.

5) Something Important Came up – Our brother got locked up and we had to bail him out. Our Ex caught a flat and is willing to pay in coochie coupons if we help her out. Grandma is making dinner and we are starving. Men have very sporadic lives; please don’t judge us for being spontaneously unavailable.

4) You are a groupie – 7 out of 10 women that you meet in the club/bar are groupies. Men love groupies because of their convenience. However, we hate speaking, conversing, and chit chatting with groupies. Other things we love about you are the naked camera phone pictures and videos that you send us that we share with our boys. A simple 2 minute conversation is all the time that we have allotted for a groupie, anything else can be said in person as we mush the back of your heads into our crotch area.

3) We are on OVERLOAD – Dammit you g-chat us, send us direct messages on twitter, comment on every damn thing we post on Facebook, and now you want us to spend our precious free time talking to you on the phone all night? Can we live?

2) We are trying to conduct business – How am I going to take you to all of these nice places that I’m lying about taking you to if I am on the phone with you all evening instead of working? Men are business driven; we have to have time to work. If we spend all night rapping to you and no time brainstorming, then we’ll make no money and you’ll be sending the NEXT dude naked camera phone pictures.

1) You’re A Clinger – There is NOTHING worse than a clinger. If we just met and you are talking about baby names, matching tattoos, and changing your kid’s last name to mine, then you’ll last about 3 phone calls and at the max 15 texts. Never accept clingers as a friend on Facebook, they’ll be all up in your comments, your friends comments, and THEIR friends comment walls, fishing for info.

Thoughts?

Baller Alert


 
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VIDEO: Fat Trel – “She Fell In Love” [KingpinTV.net]


 
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NEWS: Nicki Minaj Gets Sued $30 Million Over Wigs! [KingpinTV.net]

Nicki Minaj’s former mane man is fighting back.

Terrence Davidson, Minaj’s ex-wig designer responsible for many of her colorful, over-the-top hair pieces, filed a $30 million lawsuit in a district court in Atlanta on Friday against the YMCMB rapper claiming she stole wig designs and sold and licensed them while cutting him out of the profits, TIME exclusively reports.

“Her lawyers may complicate it, but we don’t need to get into intellectual-property law. This is basic American morality. Nicki Minaj lied to this man and cheated him,” Christopher Chestnut, Davidson’s attorney, tells the news outlet.

In the complaint, Davidson says he and Minaj planned to create a wig line together and film a reality TV show with Davidson as the star. However, he says neither of those plans materialized, and that the MC’s team shut him out from residuals from Minaj-branded wigs sold through her website, as well as miniature versions that appear on the tops of her popular fragrances. He is asking for at least $30 million in damages if the case goes to trial.

After first linking up in 2010 creating memorable looks like Pink Upper Bun Wig and the Pink High Top, Davidson formally parted ways with Minaj in January 2013, citing creative differences.


 
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VIDEO: DJ Infamous – “Double Cup” ft. Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Juicy J & Yung Berg [KingpinTV.net]


 
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FULL MOVIE: Camron – “Percentage” (starring Omar Gooding & Macy Gray) [KingpinTV.net]

In Miami, two hustlers on the run set up a credit fraud operation that soon attracts the attention from the police and the city’s top criminals.


 
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NEWS: Nets’ Coach Jason Kidd Played Against Deron Williams In Practice! [KingpinTV.net]

Photo courtesy of Daily News

In 19 seasons in the NBA, Jason Kidd was one of the best point guards we’ve ever seen. The sure-fire Hall of Famer was a lethal force on both ends of the floor in his prime and even in his final seasons, he was able to help the Dallas Mavericks win a ring and the New York Knicks enjoy their best season in more than a decade. Now that he’s the coach of the Brooklyn Nets, Kidd doesn’t have many opportunities to get those competitive juices flowing on the court.

Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News tells us that in a recent practice, Kidd laced up the sneakers and had a “spirited exchange” by going head-to-head with Nets’ point guard Deron Williams. Perhaps it was just a way to see if Kidd still had it or maybe it was a way of teaching Williams a few things on the court in real-time.

Don’t let the tight suit fool you: Jason Kidd can still ball and still has those juices flowing.

During another disappointing and injury-riddled season for Deron Williams, Kidd stepped on the court and went head-to-head with the point guard in a spirited exchange at a recent practice, a source told the Daily News.

That’s one way to get through to the underachieving star: challenge him with Hall of Fame skills.

There are two ways of taking this story. One way is that it’s great Kidd is able to use those “Hall of Fame skills” to give Williams some elite knowledge of the game in a practice situation. That kind of learning can be invaluable and it may help Williams get his season back on track in a hurry. The other way of taking that is you have to be a little concerned that there was a “spirited exchange” between your 40-year old coach and a 29-year old franchise point guard who is still owed over $60 million through the 2015-16 season.

Granted, that’s due to Williams’ ankle troubles and there is little doubt he’d return to being an elite point guard worthy of the five-year, $98 million deal he signed with the Nets in 2012. But it can’t be an easy feeling to know your coach can challenge your franchise player and have it be described as “spirited.” Williams has struggled with his ankles and his game since coming to the Nets in a 2011 trade but did enjoy an All-Star season in 2011-12.

(CBS)

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VIDEO: Happy 51st Birthday Michael Jordan! [KingpinTV.net]

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The Legend lives on…Shoutout to mikedamz for putting together this video

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VIDEO: STORi – “Bloodclot” [KingpinTV.net]

New Motown/Universal signee STORi keeps it short but sweet. The fire she spit was hot!

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VIDEO: Zendaya – “My Baby” (remix) ft. TY$, Bobby Brackins, & Iamsu [KingpinTV.net]

After the original comes the remix

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NEWS: Nas To Release New Album & Reality Series On XBox! [KingpinTV.net]

Nasir Jones sat down with Rolling Stone to discuss his upcoming album, “Illmatic’s” anniversary, and his upcoming drama series, “Street Dreams.”the rapper’s upcoming autobiographical drama series on Xbox, is set to be a genuine portrayal of his life.

This year marks Illmatic’s 20th anniversary, an album which aged gracefully two decades after it was released, and is in the discussion for greatest hip hop album of all time. Here’s an excerpt from the interview.

On The 20th anniversary of Illmatic

“It’s like I gave myself a fortieth birthday present 20 years ago. It gives me a reference piece to look at myself and for me to analyze my life and what I’ve come from, my accomplishments, my dreams.”

Nas also says a new album is coming “sometime in 2014″ and after the release of IllmaticXX

The QB rapper felt Xbox was the ‘perfect partner’ for this type of content, especially with Million of active Xbox live accounts out there, and Xbox Music growing larger every month. I am very enthusiastic about this release and to see how it turns out.


 
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NEWS: Darren Sharper Charged With Drugging & Raping Two Women! [KingpinTV.net]

Former NFL star Darren Sharper was charged in California on Friday in the alleged drugging and rape of two women, one in October and the other last month, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said.

The five-time Pro Bowl player who became an NFL Network analyst is charged with two counts of rape by use of drugs, four counts of furnishing a controlled substance and one count of possession of a controlled substance, all felonies, the prosecutor’s office said.

Sharper, 38, who played defensive back for the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints during his 14-year career, appeared Friday in a Los Angeles County court, but his arraignment was postponed until Thursday, said spokesman Ricardo Santiago of the district attorney’s office.

Sharper was arrested January 17 and released on $200,000 bail, but prosecutors will seek next Thursday to raise his bail to $10 million, Santiago said.

The alleged controlled substances were morphine and zolpidem, another name for the prescription sleep aid Ambien.

On October 30, Sharper met two women at a West Hollywood nightclub — Bootsy Bellows on the Sunset Strip — and invited them to a party, authorities allege.

Sharper, who lives in Miami Beach, Florida, allegedly told them he had to stop by his Los Angeles hotel room to pick up something, and he invited them to the room. While there, he allegedly gave each woman a drink in the form of shot, and the women then passed out, prosecutors said.

The first woman woke up naked hours later as Sharper allegedly was sexually assaulting her, prosecutors said. The other woman awakened and “interrupted his actions,” according to court papers cited by prosecutors.

The two women gathered their belongings and left the hotel, authorities said.

On January 14, Sharper met two women at the same West Hollywood nightclub and also invited them to a party, prosecutors said.

A similar series of events allegedly unfolded: Sharper made a stop by his hotel room, invited the women in and allegedly offer them a shot, which caused them to pass out, prosecutors said.

When they woke up hours later on January 15, one woman believed she was sexually assaulted, and both women left the hotel and sought medical treatment, prosecutors said.

If convicted of the Los Angeles County charges, Sharper would face more than 30 years in state prison, prosecutors said.

A Los Angeles attorney representing Sharper told CNN on Friday that she was looking forward to “the true facts in this matter being revealed.

“And we are very hopeful that at the end of day that Mr. Sharper will be fully exonerated,” added attorney Blair Berk.

Los Angeles County prosecutors allege in court papers that Sharper also is suspected of rape in Tempe, Arizona; Las Vegas, Nevada; and New Orleans, Louisiana.

“I believe that the defendant is involved in seven acts of rape and eleven acts of furnishing a controlled substance” in those three communities and the Los Angeles area between last September and January, Los Angeles police investigator John Macchiarella stated in papers requesting an increase in Sharper’s bail to $10 million.

In Nevada, Sharper is a suspect in an ongoing rape investigation, Las Vegas police Officer Jose Hernandez told CNN.

“We do have an active and ongoing investigation and at the conclusion of this investigation, it will be submitted to the DA’s office for consideration of charges,” Hernandez said. He didn’t elaborate.

Macchiarella said in court papers that Sharper allegedly invited to his Las Vegas hotel room two women and a man he met in a Las Vegas nightclub. The three guests “blacked out” after Sharper allegedly served them shots, Macchiarella wrote.

One woman claimed she found injuries to her face when she woke up and alleged Sharper served her another unknown beverage and “the next thing she remembered was defendant Sharper sexually assaulting her,” Macchiarella stated in court papers.

The other woman awoke and believed she had been sexually assaulted, wrote Macchiarella, who reviewed the Nevada police reports.

The man awoke sitting alone at the bar inside of the hotel, without any memory of how he arrived there, Macchiarella said in the papers.

New Orleans police are also investigating Sharper after a 25-year-old woman accused him of sexual assault in September, New Orleans police spokeswoman Cherie Guggenheim confirmed to CNN.

The woman told police she consumed a large amount of alcohol last September 23 and met Sharper at one of the bars she visited, a police report said.

Sharper allegedly took the victim to his apartment and raped her, according to the police report and to Guggenheim. The woman told police she didn’t consent to any sexual encounter. Sharper hasn’t been charged and the investigation is ongoing, according to the report and to Guggenheim.

In Arizona, Sharper accompanied two women to a nightclub in Scottsdale and then joined them at the apartment of one of the women, according to the police report from the incident.

While in the apartment, Sharper allegedly served one woman a shot and she then blacked out, wrote Macchiarella, who reviewed police reports from Arizona.

During the time Sharper and the women were in the apartment, a female roommate who shared the apartment joined the group. Sharper also allegedly served the roommate a drink in the form of a shot, and as the roommate became disoriented and went to the bathroom, she allegedly saw Sharper on top of one of the other women with his buttocks exposed, Macchiarella said.

The two women who had accompanied Sharper to the apartment later underwent sexual assault exams, Macchiarella wrote. A crime lab test later found zolpidem in the cup that Sharper allegedly used as he served shots, Macchiarella said.

After Sharper was arrested in Los Angeles last month, the NFL Network suspended him without pay, a spokesman said.

Sharper’s pro football career began as a second-round draft choice by the Green Bay Packers in 1997. After eight seasons with the Packers, including a loss to Denver in Super Bowl XXXII, he moved to the Minnesota Vikings for four years.

He signed as a free agent with the New Orleans Saints in 2009, which led to a Super Bowl ring that first season. Injuries hampered his second year with the Saints, which led to his retirement in 2011. The Los Angeles arrest report states Sharper is 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 210 pounds.

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NEWS: Drake Apologizes For Twitter Rant At Rolling Stone Magazine! [KingpinTV.net]

Toronto rapper Drake has apologized on his blog for lashing out against Rolling Stone magazine’s decision to drop him from its cover in favour of a tribute to the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Drake, 27, took to Twitter on Thursday to complain about the perceived snub in the March issue of the magazine. He has since deleted some of the related tweets, including one that said “RIP Phillip (sic) Seymour Hoffman. All respect due. But the press is evil.”

Drake fumes over Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Rolling Stone cover
In one of the now-deleted tweets, the singer said Rolling Stone misquoted him, a claim the magazine denied.

In a blog entry posted Friday and titled “Tough Day At The Office,” Drake said he “completely” agrees with Rolling Stone, but felt “violated” over how the cover decision was made.

He called Hoffman “one of the most incredible actors of our time” and a man who “deserves to be immortalized” by the publication. However, he said Rolling Stone ran the issue without giving him a “choice to be in it or not.”

“I would have waited until it was my time,” the rapper said.

Melissa Bruno, a spokesperson for Rolling Stone, told CBC News in a telephone interview on Thursday that the magazine generally does not comment on its cover decisions.

“I once again apologize to everybody who took my cover comments the wrong way,” Drake wrote on his blog. “I respect Rolling Stone for being willing to give a kid from Toronto a shot at the cover. I guess this is a day to learn and grow.”

Hoffman, 46, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment earlier this month. He had a needle in his arm and dozens of packets of heroin were found nearby.

The Oscar winner had faced struggles with addiction during his life.

The tragic nature of his death, juxtaposed with the perceived insensitivity of Drake’s complaints about the magazine cover, led to a torrent of negative tweets aimed at the rapper.

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